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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealoin. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
FOX
Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
, it is tuesday january 15th, dr. martin luther king, jr. was born today. >> time now 5:30, i know the dr. martin luther king, jr. birthday was observed monday. >>> it's cold in chuckee but it is 9 below, fairfield is in the 20s and it's cold with an east breeze with a slightly warmer day near the east bay. >>> and traffic is looking good in oakland with no major problems and if you are driving to the bay bridge it is a nice drive. also from out past the carquinez bridge it looks good, now let's go back to the desk. >>> we have news from several fire agencies battling the fire not far from the carquinez bridge in the city of crocket. alex savage is right there and sal legs, you spoke with investigators who say this is suspicious? >> reporter: at this point the chief feels it is suspicious because nobody was living near the building and there is no reason why the fire would start accidentally. most of the fire has been knocked down and it is very dark down there, as you push into the pier the fire department will come in here and try to get to the underside of the pier and take care of the smolde
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 10:00pm PST
of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >>> dr. martin luther king is being honored today almost 50 years after he spoke to memorable words. it was one of the most inspirational moments for civil rights. dr.king is being honored for using his words to bring change. heather holmes was in the audience and tells us there was something different this year, heather. >> reporter: julie just as the program says here, tonight's event promoted no guns in light of the killings at sandy hook elementary, and the sold out crowd embraced that message. >> this battle will never be won until we all get free. >> reporter: before she took to the stage in front of 1,000 people, 20-year-old jade cho shared privately with us her pointian poem. >> but it's raise every voice and speak a new world into being. >> reporter: cho was one of two dozen young performers who honored king's legacy through music and the spoken word. >> tomorrow nobody will care. >> reporter: tonight's theme mainly focused on gun violence. >> we're asking people to really speak about that on a day where we celebrate s
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
long people came here to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. >> reporter: hundreds of people boarded cal train for the freedom train from san jose to san francisco. it commemorates the alabama civil civil rights march. >> this is for all americans. to get out and enjoy this day and to celebrate and remember the struggles that we all have been through. [ singing ] >> reporter: hundreds of people join said them for a mile and a half march to the gardens. >> celebrating dr. king and celebrating community. that is important. >> reporter: more than a thousand people attended prayer services services and presentations on the life of dr. king. she knew and marched with dr. king. >> very, very nice. he was a wonderful person. wonderful person. non-violent. turning of the cheek. >> reporter: she was one of many african americans turned away that voting both. joining a dangerous protest march. she marched with dr. king on the civil rights march. >> very, very scary and a memorable experience that just doesn't go away. >> reporter: many people said a lot changed but more needs
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
next, honoring dr. martin luther king junior. one of the largest celebrations held today in san francisco. >> and no holiday for the chp. >> we're heading to a town 49ers quarterback now put on the map. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> largest bay area bathering to honor dr. martin luther king junior was held today that. is where we heather. >> at center stage, leaders read excerpts of the writing autos one day right there in alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little whilt boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers. >> the reverend bring morz than average connection to the legacy. his mother was a young schoolteacher when she marched with king in alabama. today, it's an emotional one for her. >> it's just overwhelming to see how far we've come what. we've accomplished you know? we have a ways to go. >> there is still injustice a
KICU
Jan 21, 2013 11:30pm PST
a dream. >>> dr. martin luther king is being honored today almost 50 years after he spoke to memorable words. it was one of the most inspirational moments for civil rights. dr.king is being honored for using his words to bring change. heather holmes was in the audience and tells us there was something different this year, heather. >> reporter: julie just as the program says here, tonight's event promoted no guns in light of the killings at sandy hook elementary, and the sold out crowd embraced that message. >> this battle will never be won until we all get free. >> reporter: before she took to the stage in front of 1,000 people, 20-year-old jade cho shared privately with us her pointian poem. >> but it's raise every voice and speak a new world into being. >> reporter: cho was one of two dozen young performers who honored king's legacy through music and the spoken word. >> tomorrow nobody will care. >> reporter: tonight's theme mainly focused on gun violence. >> we're asking people to really speak about that on a day where we celebrate someone who so much believed in nonviolence. a lot
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
honoring the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. today on that holiday swearing in the nation's first african-american president, not for the first time, but for the second time, it marks a different kind of milestone. because in winning hi second term, let it be known that this was not a fluke. our country did not just pick our first black president by luck because he was just the democratic who happened to benefit from a national recoil and backlash against what was widely viewed as a rather disastrous republican presidency that preceded him. the country did not just choose barack hussein obama to be president. the country chose barack hussein obama to be president twice. we picked him again a second time after watching him in action for four years, and then having a very good chance to pick a new guy instead. this will never happen again. barack obama will never run for office again. and we do not know who will succeed him as president in four years. but the honoring of the office of presidency today, again, entrusted to him, will forever be a day writ large, writ large by us by ou
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
have been dr. martin luther king jr.'s 84th birthday. a wreath is laid in observance. leaders used the message of nonviolence to press for tighting gun control. >> today's actually the 84th birthday of the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. i don't know about you but i miss his words on days like today. >> we stand before you an we stand alongside one another as we make our solemn pledge to be faithful as we was faithful so that we may by your spirit lead your people on the path of peace. art and completely reimagined it? ...with best-in-class combined mpg... and more interior room than corolla and civic? ...and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan sentra. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $169-per-month lease on a 2013 nissan sentra. ♪ humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 1:40am PST
the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's. this time it was the president who seemed to swallow the words. >> the office of president of the united state -- >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then the president's address, with the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment. and we will see this as long as we see this, together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include in his inaugural and talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: as the president made his exit, a pause turning around to take in his final inaugural moment one more time. a microphone picking up what he said. >> reporter: they look like so many american families do when they take in a parade. and we learned the family of the late dr. martin luther king asked the president and the chief justice sign the king family bible after the swearing in. and they did. david muir, abc n
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
's inauguration. we'll tell, but that. >> brian: we're celebrating the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr., his niece is here live with how he might have solved the problem in america today. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! whoa! so why are you doing his? only yr doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach acid can
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
of service four years ago as a way to honor the spirit of dr. martin luther king jr.'s work. and our suzanne malveaux is at the national service event on the national mall. good morning to you. what have you seen there so far this morning? >> reporter: good morning. i guess i got a little lucky here. i was told i was going to be outdoors, but i'm inside this warm, beautiful tent. there are hundreds of people who are here gathered all to learn about community service. in this tent now, you might be hearing or even able to see if you've got a camera craned on the gospel great yolanda adams who's performing now. she's one of many of the superstars who have gathered here to call awareness to the importance of veering. now earl -- volunteering. now earlier we saw eva longoria. she talked about the need and her own foundation to give back to the latino community. we heard about giving back to military families. and then of course one of the co-chairs of this event, chelsea clinton, a lot of people got very excited about her. and she mentioned a couple of things. first of all, she said that she was
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
. martin luther king, jr. this was the 35th year of the peace and freedom walk. it began in landsburg park, ending at shepherd park. the group walked across the frederick douglas bridge, recreating dr. king's march from selma to montgomery, alabama. today, a wreath will be laid at the national mall. >>> children's books were gathered yesterday for two local agencies that serve underprivileged families. >>> security, of course, will be enormous for tomorrow's public inauguration. 42 agencies will monitor the districts from a multiagency command center, dubbed the macc. metro is bringing in 150 transit officers from other cities to help move the crowds and park police will patrol the area between 4th and 14th streets, of course where people without tickets can gather and watch the jumbotron. there will also be staff monitoring social media. >>> well, if you look closely tomorrow, you may notice president obama's limo for the inaugural parade will have dc's taxation without preparation license plates. they will remain on his official vehicle throughout his term. bill clinton was the last to u
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get involved. they could make cards for foster care children, create a mural, learn how to use recycled materials and more. here is what some of the participants said about the events. >> came all the way from las vegas for the inauguration and a day of service. >> i think it is important because we can take communities bac
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
championed the issues public safety and crime reduction. since the assassinations of dr. martin luther king and robert kennedy, we have pushed as an organization commonsense solutions to reduce the access to guns by those who simply should not have them. we have called for background checks for everyone who purchases a weapon, whether in a store or at a gun show. we have demanded that assault weapons and large capacity magazines designed to serve our military needs, but with no practical use on america's streets or in our neighborhoods the band. .. would move washington to action. once again we were wrong. but then december 14th, 2012, we all witnessed a tragedy in newtown, conn. that even after all of the others, we still cannot imagine. 20 children, ages 6 or 7 shot dead in sandy hook elementary school, six of their teachers and administrators. terrible, and forgivable moment in american history. we cannot get those lives back. we cannot get back the more than 30,000 lives lost each year to gun violence. but we can and we must act to help protect the lives of those in the future. this has
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
church to pay homage to dr. martin luther king jr. he decided to use two bibles one of kings the other of abraham lincoln. >> it is only because of them it is possible for me to be inaugurated. >> aids say the president has been saying in private in recent days that when he is on the podium tomorrow he will be thinking about the sacrifices of dr. king president lincoln and many others that have gotten him to this point. >> ed, thank you. >> chief political correspondent charles cameron talk about what the people who do come can expect. >> the u.s. capital stage is set and preparations are being finalized by president obama's second inaugural address a ceremonial formality since he took the oath today and it is far more subdued given many of the challenges forciacing the nation. >> second inaugurals are smaller. we are providing opportunity if you are saying at home in your home community. >> four years ago an estimat estimated -- crowd estimates lowered from 5 to 7,000. unlike four years ago when there were 10 inaugural ball including hawaii ball, west coast ball, in differen differenc
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
in the past. particularly the one for which the man was honored today dr. martin luther king was so famous and civil rights. in fact civil rights for gays was a centerpiece of the president wants speech today. he said more about it than any president in a presidential address. while is he preoccupied with social justice that's in part because these other issues that you spoke about, invog gore rating the economy which has had such anemic recovery and dealing with the burgeoning deficits and exploding national debt are issues that don't particularly interest him. i'm not sure that the economy ever has. you may recall when he first took office he got through congress this stimulus package which was kind of a grab bag of spending of all kinds favored by members of his party in congress and then he basically abandoned the issue to take on something that i think appealed to him much more, that being the reform of the healthcare system. known as obama care which was adding another entitlement. >> >> bill: let me stop you there you would agree with me that president obama is a i have intelligent
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
be a curse. that's from the xfinity sports desk next. >>> dr. martin luther king's memory and legacy rolls on, literally. hundreds of people rode the annual freedom train today. nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. showed us what made today's march even more special. >> reporter: 25 years ago as the freedom train left san jose for san francisco, 7-year-old melissa cooke was aboard with her grandmother. >> my grandmother, she's always made sure that she's kept us up to date on what's going on in the world. >> reporter: today cooke returned to the train for the first time since. she wanted to experience the celebration of martin luther king jr. as an adult while honoring her grandma. >> a lot of what she did for me, opening my eyes to the world around me made me the person i am today. >> reporter: for many this is about remembering the people who paved the way and no one, they said, has as wide a path as dr. king. >> he was surrounded with by violence, but he always would opt for -- >> reporter: honoring king in the civil rights movement has taken place more than 30 years buts as the train reached san
FOX
Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. the national day of to honor civil rights leader dr. martin luther king. 3 the 13th annual martin luther kiig junior arade kicks off downtown at noon.the parade will feattue community marching bands, high-stepping fraternittes and much more. more. amber miller joins us nowwlive from martin luther parade wwlllbeein. 3 p3 at 33 noon.. the paaade 3 at at noon.. the parade will marchh south on martin luther king boulevard endinggat baltimoree street. 3 ááchat with amberáá 3 p3 baltimore street. 33 ending at ,3baltimore street. -3 3 tinseltown comes to charm city... in a new movve out this weekend. weekend..he movie "luvv is the stooy of an eleven-year old boy -- who idolizes his exxconvict uncle. . dennis haysbert andd harles s. duttoo star in the film. dutton is from bbltimore, and both actorr say it was the movie. 3 haysbert says: "we were really under the radar, it was a low- budget film and we deelt with the people in the path, and raaely diddwe have a chance to -3 gooout, but i had work
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with john king and gloria borger. what are you anticipating, john, hearing today? >> i think broad strokes. time to bring the country together. time to get through the tough economic times. i think it will be a ca
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
on facebook. >>> president obama today has been sharing the spotlight with dr. martin luther king jr. just before the president's swearing-in, president obama and his family attended a church service celebrating king and his legacy. and tomorrow's swearing-in coincides with the national observed holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. when president obama takes the oath of office, he will use a bible that belonged to dr. king. also today president obama and vice president joe biden honored the nation's fallen soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. this is an inauguration day tradition which took place shortly after the vice president was sworn in which also happened this morning. >> with the beginning of that, we're now 6:15, 17 minutes to be exact into term two. change has come for the new administration, a newly shuffled cabinet, headless al qaeda overseas but trouble in north africa at the moment, suddenly touchy subject of gun reform coloring nearly every page of the domestic agenda. here to discuss the second term with gloria borger and david
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 1:30pm EST
the aura of dr. king today quite well. >> pelley: and this day being inauguration day and martin luther king day all at the same time. doug, thanks very much. cbs news live coverage of the inauguration of president obama will continue from washington in just a moment. [ male announcer ] nearly sixteen million people visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >> pelley: welcome back to cbs news
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
saved the union and had to fight a war, but 100 years later, it was dr. martin luther king, who had to fight another war, a war of ideas and a war of values, look how we have progressed just from the 50 years of martin luther king. i became secretary of state. i became a chairman. as a kid in the south bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing ima
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
'll come through the rotunda, walk by that bust of dr. martin luther king, jr., and then into statuary hall for a tradition that's the most exclusive lunch you can imagine. all of the nation's leaders, the president, the vice president, congressional leaders, supreme court justices, their spouses, they will all gather for a lunch to put politics aside for at least a brief moment. >> thank you very much, jan. >>> as we watch the president's motorcade approaching the capitol, let me give you a little bit of an advanced look on what you're seeing as the inauguration ceremonies proceed. as we mentioned, senator charles schumer of new york will be the master of ceremonies. he will have a short speech and then he will be introducing myrlie evers-williams, a former chair of the naacp and the widow of medgar evers. the naacp field secretary who was gunned down in 1963. one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. myrlie evers-williams will be giving the invocation at the beginning of the ceremonies and then we will see justice sonia sotomayor who is one of the newer associate justices on t
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
as a figure, dr. martin luther king jr. as he stands on the capital step for the swearing in, the president will not be standing alone. he will be surrounded by the women who helped make the man into a president. like president obama, so, too, was dr. king surrounded by women who helped make the man into a movement. women like ella baker. women like diane nash. women like fanny lou. koretta scott king. back with me, elizabeth alexander, myrlie evers. i hate the king memorial and at the same time love it. he emerged from a movement. what happens when we forget the other names? >> you know, he was a rock. >> hmm. >> his name still says that. regardless of whether we like the statue or not. i have a little criticism about the media. >> mm-hmm. >> the media decided that dr. king was the only person of importance in the movement. when they -- when he was killed, the media asked well who will your leader be? my question was why not embrace all the others that gave so much that did so much and include them in this? dr. king said, and i heard him say this on occasion, i am not in this alone. you ha
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 9:30am PST
this president been elected, there is a memorial to dr. martin luther king jr. on the mall. it's not just abraham lincoln or washington or jefferson or roosevelt but also standing nearby martin luther king jr. and it says something for our nation that we're going to create a beloved community, we're going to create a society that is free of racism and bigotry and no one will be left out or left behind. doesn't matter whether you're black or white lashgs tino, asian-american, native american. it doesn't matter where you're straight or gay. dr. king legacy is saying that we are one people, we are one family, we are one house. we make up the american house, the american family. >> amen to that, representative john lewis. thanks for your time. >> thank you. >> in a moment, the big three on how president obama can bridge the political divide in washington. ♪ [ slap! ] [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies
FOX
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
been dr. martin luther king's 84th birthday. the nation will formally celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader on monday. several service-day events are planned. he was assassination nateed -- assassinated at the age of 39. >>> tonight,'s megamillions drawing is estimated at $62 million. on friday, someone matched all five numbers, minus the meganumber, giving them a $250,000 payday. >> not bad. >> no. >>> bizarre story at 7:50. 18 human heads intercepted at an airport. why this may not be a case of foul play. >>> plus a funeral will be held today for reddit co-founder aaron swartz. >>> investigators have in chicago want to know if a shipment of 18 humane heads are legitimate. authorities say they were sent from outside the u.s. and they appear to be medical samples. but they've now been sent to the medical examiner for inspection. >>> 7:53. today, nurses at santa rosa hospital plan to strike for a second day. it's their third walkout in four months. the nurses are striking over staffing levels, wages and contributions to their health care plans. yesterday, nurses jo
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
and the travel bible owned by the reverend dr. martin luther king jr., whose birthday we celebrate today. in that speech worry told the president will talk about the need to seek common ground. after the inauguration, he will retire inside with members of the congressional leadership with a traditional luncheon at statuary hall before taking off the on the parade down pennsylvania avenue. the menu, steam lobster, bison and apple pie for dessert. >> lester, thank you. david axelrod is the president's adviser. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how would you describe the inaugural speech? >> the first thing to remember is that this is not a partisan day. this is not a day for one man's celebration. this is a national con sechlt cration. this is a national renewal. he will be speaking about values and principles, not so much about programs and prescriptions and set a direction for the country based on the thing that is unite us. >> inaugural speeches are, by nature, more poetry than prose. he wrote on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, that
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
inauguration of president barack obama, and the honoring of dr. martin luther king. in his speech president obama said something potent and powerful, and that is that freedom is a gift from god, but it is one that is not self-executing. i know that a gentleman that i know very well, dr. reverend samuel smith of the mount hall baptist church knows about fighting for freedom. today i rise to again affirm roe v. wade, that speaks about individual freedom. and to indicate that even as we discuss budget talk and the debt ceiling we must recognize the freedom of the vulnerable to be safe and secure, to be without -- to be having the support to be able to have food and clothing and a home. that is freedom as well, my friends. so we debate the questions of the debt ceiling and whether we have a budget. let us be reminded that freedom is a gift of god and that it should not be denied to those who are most vulnerable, those who are the speak, those who cannot stand for themselves answer the president made it very clear that freedom is not to the powerful, it is for all of us. we all are created equal
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
change an issue he's hardly mentioned in recent years and on the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. he equated the struggle for gay rights with the struggle for civil rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: at the luncheon which followed a more bipartisan tone. speaker of the house john boehner presented the president with a gift and good wish. >> in the spirit of harmony i'm proud to present the flag that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you gentlemen i say, congratulations, and godspeed. >> reporter: the most poignant picture of the day was this the president going inside from the west front of the capitol, pausing and turning for one last look down the vast expanse of the national mall. another thing he thought he might not see, some daylight on the debt limit fight. republicans said monday they would vote tomorrow to raise the debt limit for three months that delays at least for a while anothe
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST
mentoring month during which we will celebrate the martin luther king jr. national day of service, giving all americans the opportunity to answer dr. king's important question, what are you doing for others? today i would like to recognize an exceptional minnesota organization that has become known as a national model for excellence in mentoring and service. it's the mentoring partnership, who works with hundreds of minnesotan organizations to pair up mentors with men tees and help strengthen relationships and build stronger demuents. every child deserves a mentor -- communities. every child deserves a mentor. the number one indicator of success for a child is a good relationship with a caring adult. they provide care and support, advice and words of encouragement. dr. king often spoke of his mentors and likewise became one himself to many americans. let's use this day of celebration on martin luther king day and national mentoring month as an opportunity to become a mentor or simply thank those who may have served as a mentor to yourself. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
years ago, he signed that made martin luther king day a national day of service. [cheers and applause] and when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question -- what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is nothing. but there are as many right answers as there are people in this tent today and people in our country. eva spoke about how her parents inspired her. my parents certainly inspire me every day. but today, when i engaged in a service project with my husband mark, i will be thinking about my grandmother dorothy who started giving back when she was a child. she volunteered in her local school, helping to tutor migrant workers, farm children in southern california, in reading in english and writing. as she got older and had her own children, she provided school trips. she always wanted to cook an extra lunch for someone whose parents could not provide that for them. when she got older still, her children, including my mom, had left the hall. she became a big sister to mentor
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. >> martin luther king day is dome and the president see as connection to him being on the podium and the sack credit files of dr. king and many others. he will talk about that tonight in a reception here in washington at 8:45 p.m. eastern. >> thank you, ed henry for all of those who did not know my reference at the top of the show was to the football game that was ongoing at the time. congratulations to the 49ers who are headed to the super bowl. for those who were watching the game who may just be joining us, welcome aboard to the special "special report." one lasting element of a president is the effect on the supreme court. so far, president obama has put two justices on high court, both women, both considered progressives, left of center, and tonight, we look at what is ahead. >> in the event there is a vacancy the president is going do come under immense political pressure to swing. >> after initial g.o.p. resistance successfully placed two nominees on the high of the court during his first term. justices sotomay
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
standing there, taking the oath with the bible of martin luther king jr., knowing that just 50 short years ago, that dr. king stood on the steps of the lincoln memorial and said i have a dream. >> of course, this was actually the fourth time that president obama has taken the oath of office. let's bring in our panel, van jones, cnn contributor who served as president obama's green jobs adviser in 2009. sally quinn, margaret hoover, republican consultant, cornell belcher, democratic strategist who served fas a pollster for president obama's 2012 re-election team. i wonder how you think this anniversary, this martin luther king day, informed and was infused throughout president obama's remarks today. >> i'll go back to even when he was senator obama. he always talked about, he also understood the gravity and talked about, i stand on the shoulders of the great men and women of the civil right era who made this possible. even early on, many of the civil rights leaders early on in the primary process were with hillary clinton and it took a while for them to trust him and know who he was. and he
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
the bill that made martin luther king a national day of service. and when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question -- what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is -- nothing. >> reporter: really special. kind of cute. this moment we saw chelsea clinton with 7-year-old addison rose. a service project they did. many different booth are set up behind us. you have some of these celebrities and activists interacting in the community, talk to addison. the chirp were making a card together for cards they'll send to kids who are in homeless shelters, kids in foster care, and addison was absolutely thrilled, surprised, actually, had no idea that chelsea clinton was going to come up and sit right beside her making her little cards. we had a chance to talk to her as well. it's a time this afternoon for a lot of families to get together, sign up, learn more about these service projects. we are going to hear and see additional celebrities as well. there's a performance. star jones. angela b
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